Commentary

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Market Commentary 8/15/2019

“Dow tanks 800 points in worst day of 2019” - CNBC.com 8/14/19 In my last letter to clients, I pointed out how eager news outlets are to print eye-catching headlines referencing the number of points the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops. Well, today was another...

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Market Commentary 8/05/2019

“Dow plunges XXX points in worst day of XXXX!” -CNBC.com I purposely left out the numbers because they ultimately do not matter. During my 28-year career, I have seen this headline XXX,XXX times. I expect to see it another XXX,XXX times before I retire. OK. So, today...

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Market Commentary 12/28/2018

The fourth quarter of 2018 has seen an uptick of volatility along with a decline in stock prices. There is a lot of confusion and concern on the part of investors who fear that 2019 will see a continuation of this decline. I would like to offer our view of what has...

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Market Commentary 10/23/2018

Heading into the 9:30am ringing of the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”) was set to open down 450 points from yesterday’s close. Does this mean stocks are finally crashing and wiping away all those gains since the Great Recession of 2008? As I...

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Market Commentary 10/10/2018

The performance of the stock market today will undoubtedly catch the attention of the non-business media. So, prepare to see headlines such as “Stocks Sink” or “Stocks Take a Tumble” or “Interest Rates Rise While Stocks Fall” along with other “journalistic gems” of...

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Market Commentary 7/27/2018

It is easy to describe the current political and economic environment as unique. After all we have a president who, regardless of your political stripes, is carrying out his duties in a way that has not been seen for quite a while. Concerns over internet privacy has...

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Market Commentary 6/29/2018

Given the tremendous amount of political activity surrounding financial markets so far this year, it might be hard to believe that the S&P 500® Index is higher by 2.81% rather than down by a double-digit percentage. While stocks are lower from their recent higher...

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Market Commentary 3/24/2018

The S&P 500 is down 8% over the last 9 days. This decline represents what we believe is a normal and healthy retest of the February lows. Stocks are quite oversold as we plumb our way back to those February levels. This suggests to us that there is little downside...

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Market Commentary 3/05/2018

During the selloff which took place at the beginning of February we highlighted our view that volatility would persist for quite a while. Indeed, it has but we remind everyone that this level of volatility is more normal than the unprecedented period of calm which...

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Market Commentary 2/08/2018

“Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life.” -Federick Banting A...

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